Better Business Bureau: Obamacare ‘Perfect Storm’ for Scammers

by Sterling Beard

The confusion over Obamacare has created a perfect opportunity for scammers, the Better Business Bureau said this morning.

David Smitherman, president and CEO of the Central Alabama Better Business Bureau, told WBRC that his organization had received reports of scammers using robocalls and going door-to-door in Birmingham, Alabama while posing as insurance agents.

“[They’re] telling homeowners that they are with an insurance company or they are with Medicare and that [the homeowners] are going to have to have an . . . Affordable Care Act card” in an attempt to obtain banking information or Social Security numbers, Smitherman said.

“There are places where you can go for information [on Obamacare], but answering your door and talking to strangers about it is not one of them,” he said.